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The National Theatre offers:




Relaxed performances are aimed at anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed performance environment including people with an Autistic Spectrum Condition, sensory or communication disorders, or a learning disability.

Theatre Tours

National Theatre Tours; Backstage Tours, Costume Tours, Architecture Tours and Family Tours are fully accessible and open to all.

For the hearing impaired (including hearing aid users), the Contego system, an easy-to-use wireless listening device, is now available for use on National Theatre Backstage Tours. Please inform us at the time of booking if you would like to use the Contego system, or if you have any additional access requirements.



With thanks to:

The Band Trust  for their contribution towards front of house access improvements, as part of the NT Future redevelopment.

The Sobell Foundation

The E Dennis Armstrong Trust

Booking Tickets − National Theatre Access List

To book tickets at the Disabled concessionary rate, you will need to be subscribed to our Access List. Read more information, and print off a sign-up form online. For more information, call 020 7452 3000 or enquire at the Box Office.

Please note that the information on these pages applies to Assisted performances at the National Theatre only.

For access information for our West End show, visit the following page:
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Access information is available on the Gielgud Theatre venue page

About this website

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Microsoft Internet Explorer: Find out how to use Access options in IE

Firefox: Find out about the Accessibility options in Firefox

Safari: go to the View menu, select Text Size and then either Increase (Ctrl + +), Decrease (Ctrl + -) or Normal (Ctrl + 0).

Chrome: Find out about the Accessiblity features for Chrome

Comments and suggestions about disability access at the National are welcome

Tel 020 7452 3284